Bug#528316: Why does iconv choose Private Use Area? (big5->katakana)
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Kenichi Handa <email@example.com> writes:
> In article <[🔎] firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com writes:
>> OK. Should I report a bug against iconv, that -f big5 should be at least
>> mapping to the same place as -f big5-hkscs or instead it should raise an
>> error about invalid input?
>> I don't know why that second katakana area in needed in Unicode Private
>> Use Area.
> I'm not sure. /etc/usr/share/i18n/charmaps/BIG5.gz has this
> % Begin of Eten extended charset. Mapping to "Private Use" segment.
> % (Thanks to Aprhic Tech. CO., LTD.)
> <UF6B1> /xc6/xa1 <Private Use>
> So, it seems that the mapping to PUA is intentional.
OK, I'll file this as a bug. The whole discussion is at